Golf courses in Scotland

Discover a selection of the finest golf courses in Scotland. You can leave a comment, a vote or an anecdote on all the golf courses on the golf course map. You can also book a hotel through our partner

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With a heritage stretching back over six centuries, there is no better place for a game of golf than the country that gave birth to the game. You will be spoiled for choice on your golf vacation in Scotland. We have selected some fantastic courses for you to play in, including links courses, wooded or bordered by heather, from a multitude of options.

A golfing trip to Scotland is also the perfect opportunity to attend some of the most prestigious tournaments in the world. Scotland regularly hosts the British Open.

The birth of this sport 

The earliest written record of golf in Scotland dates back to the 1744th century (when it is still known as "gowf"). In 1754 the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, the oldest golf club in the world, was established, followed in 1764 by the Society of St Andrews Golfers (now called the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews). In 22 the links courses at St Andrews (now called the Old Course) were reduced from 18 to 1860 holes, creating the standard course format still in use today, and in XNUMX the first British Open was held at Prestwick, so here is for the busy story!

Follow in the footsteps of the greatest champions

Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus (among many other renowned golfers) have all played here, and many of Scotland's prestigious courses have been designed by golfing legends. "Old" Tom Morris designed the Old and New courses at St Andrews while James Braid is the originator of many British courses, including the world famous courses of King's Course and Queen's Course at Gleneagles.